Jon Gosselin stepped away from the spotlight following his divorce from Kate Gosselin, but it appears he’s ready to return to TV. Seven years after his 2009 exit from TLC’s “Jon and Kate Plus 8,” which the network turned into “Kate Plus 8,” Gosselin says he’s planning his own docuseries.
While the 39-year-old father of eight is not fond of cameras following him around, he is passionate about music, which will be the focus of his proposed series. Yahoo News reports the “maître d’DJ” and former “Couples Therapy” star is looking to star as a producer/host of a “music-related docuseries” produced through Embodied Agency, where he is VP of sales.
“The platform might start off on YouTube, and we’ll see what happens,” Gosselin said. “I’m sure somebody is going to pick it up as soon as they see my face.”
Despite being torn apart by the tabloids following his custody battles with Kate and his post-divorce romances, Gosselin says it’s clear to him returning to entertainment is the way to go: “The two options are: Follow the entertainment route, the job you’ve been doing for 10 years, or go back to IT. But that doesn’t work because I did do that. I did solar. I still do IT work. I do part-time IT work over the phone. But I’m still Jon Gosselin. That doesn’t change. You can’t run from who you are and how people see you. Now I’m just showing people naturally that I’m good person.”
And while “Kate Plus 8” follows the lives of Kate and Jon’s eight children, 15-year-old twins Maddie and Cara and 12-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Collin, Leah, Hannah, Alexis and Joel, Gosselin says his show would not focus on his offspring: “I will never film my kids again. It will never happen. Never ever.” But despite his desire to keep his kids off his series, it appears new episodes of “Kate Plus 8” may be in the works.
— Kate Gosselin (@Kateplusmy8) April 27, 2016
Gosselin’s professional life may be on the rise but he admits his personal life is not going well as it could be. The Pennsylvania resident revealed he gets four of his children at a time during their once-a-week dinners and every-other-weekend visits but has no contact with them when they’re with their mother. He admits he hasn’t seen his son Collin in over a year.
“If the kids want to come, they come,” he told Yahoo News. “I love them all, but I am going to focus on the ones that want to come. My hands are tied.”